Infectious chest complications in haematological malignancies - 09/02/13
The management of infections in haematology is dictated by the patient’s type of acquired or induced immune deficiency (neutropenia, deficiency in cell-mediated or antibody-mediated immunity), and findings from clinical examination, laboratory studies, or morphologic investigations. The CT scan dominates in the initial management and follow-up of these patients, since clinical features very often appear to be non-specific. The radiologist’s role is to guide the clinician towards a specific diagnosis such as aspergillosis or pneumocystosis, or to point them towards a non-infectious cause: tumour localisation, hypervolaemia, bronchiolitis obliterans suggestive of GVH disease, drug toxicity, or embolism.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Chest, Haematological disease, Infection, Aspergillosis, Immunodeficiency
Vol 94 - N° 2P. 193-201 - février 2013 Retour au numéro
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